Chhatrapati Shivaji

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Not only in Indian history but in the international history also Shivaji’s personality is  incomparable and extraordinary. His life was an ideal combination of many virtues like  understanding, dutifulness, good character, communal harmony etc. A complete  assessment of Shivaji’s character and works can be a topic for research.

Shivaji was the son of a simple jagirdar. He became the founder of the Maratha empire  on his own strength. He added a new chapter in history and started a new age. Light is  being thrown here on his virtues in brief.

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Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
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Oct 5, 2016
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112
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ISBN
9789350830079
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English
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Biography & Autobiography / Historical
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